The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology

November 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada


This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing.
The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use.  As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift.  ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.

We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes.  The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T's many special interest groups (SIGs).

We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.


The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site

All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:

AM18 Proposal Template

Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:

Tutorial Proposal Form

For more information, please visit

Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials

Submission System opens:  Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Submissions due: Monday, 2 April, 2018
Notifications: Friday, 4 May, 2018
Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018

Visual Presentations
Submission System opens:  Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Submissions due: Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
Notifications: Friday, 15 June, 2018
Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018